Things I haven’t done
One thing I did manage was a nice birthday for Mr Robot. Knowing it might take longer to get presents, I ordered them during April. Usually I’d get him a pile of little things, but this year he had to settle for two big ones, a bottle of Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur aftershave, and a bottle of Ardbeg 10-year-old. (He’d better not mix up which one’s for drinking and which one’s for wearing…)
We also had a nice birthday dinner at home, as going out for a fancy one wasn’t an option. The first two courses were sensible, a celeriac remoulade (recipe from the Brasserie Zedel book) followed by steak and truffle fries, but the pud was a little silly. Earlier in the week he’d said he wanted lemon drizzle dinosaurs with a raspberry ice cream meteor for his cake, so that’s exactly what I gave him. I made the dinos in a silicone mould he gave me for Christmas, and the ice-cream was made in my mini ice cream maker. I got carried away and made a biscuit crater and foliage, and ganache mud too. Mmm, dino apocalypse.